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Infographic – VR in the Enterprise

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Virtual Reality is a technology that immerses its users in a computer-generated 3D environment. Today, there are many other devices and technologies available that offer similar user experiences. Augmented Reality, for one, uses a wearable device to provide contextual information based on the user’s space at that moment. Mixed Reality overlays digital items to objects in the real world, allowing…

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Infographic – Choosing a VR Device

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With a variety of Virtual Reality devices now on the market, there are many different aspects a potential buyer should consider before making a purchase, including cost, reliability, and the devices that each supports. Some of the more well-known VR devices include the Google Cardboard and the Samsung Gear VR. The Google Cardboard supports a wide variety of smartphones and comes…

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Infographic – Virtual Reality for Home Building and Buying

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Virtual Reality is best known for its role in the entertainment industry, but it is also growing more useful in a variety of industries such as tourism, education, and even real estate. Building, buying, and selling homes has become more efficient and less stressful by adding VR technology to the process. Home buyers who are relocating are able to tour…

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Infographic – The Evolution of Virtual Reality

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Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality were conceptualized in the early 1900s with “Precursor” technology. Precursor was an early technology that blurred the lines between the physical world and the virtual world. This later stemmed to Augmented Reality, technology that adds virtual elements to one’s real world environment, and Virtual Reality, which is technology that immerses users into a false reality. The first…

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Infographic – 360 Video versus Virtual Reality

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360 video are a new feature that more and more companies are beginning to implement. While similar to Virtual Reality, there are still many key differences which set the two technologies apart. 360 videos allow users to view an experience in a 360 degree environment; and though its immersive, users are not able to move around within the 360 environment like…

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Infographic – Virtual Reality in the Classroom

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Virtual Reality can be used in a variety of industries, including tourism, retail, military, and education. Though it may seem that VR would naturally fit into a technology class, it may actually be a better fit in history and science classes. Implementing VR into the classroom can allow students to visit places that they would ordinarily never be able to…

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12 Companies Working on AR Technology for Kids

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Kids are always interested in the latest and greatest thing, that’s why they are often the early adopters of new technology. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have seen a lot of development recently, and several companies are wisely looking into ways to utilize this technology in a way that’s appealing to kids. What a lot of companies are trying to…

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Infographic – New Realities: VR, AR & MR

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As technology continues to advance, more variations of Virtual Reality will continue to arise. Mixed Reality, for one, combines Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Though these “new realities” are very similar, there are also very significant differences between them. In using Virtual Reality, a headset or smart glasses are required. This headset immerses the user into a fully digital environment…

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Infographic – Virtual Reality and Disaster Relief Training

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It is now known that Virtual Reality is relevant and useful in a variety of industries outside of just entertainment and aids greatly in job training. The Department of Homeland Security is currently looking into implementing Virtual Reality training as an alternative to real-life drills and tabletop exercises for disaster relief training. Training for these scenarios in VR are believed…

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